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 Meanings and Examples of FLIMSY
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flimsy
 a.  weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity
Classic Sentence:
1  It was the planlessness, the flimsy temporariness of the buildings, their faded unpleasant colors.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  The settings seemed flimsy, the lighting commonplace.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  They were flimsy shelters, most of them poorly built of light wood, with spindle porch-posts horribly mutilated by the turning-lathe.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
4  She took off her jacket and sat more at ease in her blouse, of some soft, flimsy silk.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: II
5  The smoke from the fire at times neglected the clay chimney and wreathed into the room, and this flimsy chimney of clay and sticks made endless threats to set ablaze the whole establishment.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  He experimented with many schemes, but threw them aside one by one as flimsy.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
7  And Boxer put out his nose to sniff at the bank-notes, and the flimsy white things stirred and rustled in his breath.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
8  He pushed his hand down in the bed, and pulled out the bit of flimsy silk.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Example Sentence:
1  She felt cold in her flimsy dress.
2  You won't be warm enough in that flimsy dress.
3  It's the money that spurs these fishermen to risk a long ocean journey in their flimsy boats.
4  The flimsy structure of the vehicle could not withstand even mild impacts.
5  It seemed like he was using any hook, no matter how flimsy, to justify the Wall Street bailout that the Washington and New York elite pushed through.